Wasn't going to post a separate thread outside of my build log, but in light of recent events I decided to.
So, I shipped these panels to him on the 4th. We agreed that I would get them back in time in time for Texas Heatwave (which was on the 5th), and that he would try to make a sealed chamber on the back. The sealed chamber wasn't necessary if he couldn't do it, but I wanted it done if he could.
So I asked a couple times for progress pics, but he didn't get those to me. Really not too big of a deal, just got the vibe that he was behind schedule and didn't want to show me. So then the 1st rolls around, which was the date we agreed he would get them out by, and the shipping labels haven't arrived. Said Boomsday who he gets the labels from shipped them out the week before. Still was asking for pics, didn't get them. Missed Heatwave.
Now today, he tells me that he couldn't wrap the panels in vinyl because there's a curve and it wrinkles around it, so it would have to either be stitched (which he can't do because he doesn't have a sewing machine, understandable) or he find some other way to cover them. He suggested textured paint with black over the top. I told him don't worry about covering it then, I'll get it done myself.
He just sent me these pics and tracking number saying they shipped:
They don't look too bad. They aren't molded super well into the rest of the door, but the glass and smoothing work looks pretty good. The right pod looks lower than the left one, kinda worried about it clearing the trim panels on the floor.
All in all I can't say I'm upset, based on these pictures. I'll post updates when I get them and get eyes on.